, Salem, MA

April 19, 2013


The Salem News

---- — Marblehead


An officer removed a “used, dirty, uncapped syringe” from Pleasant Street around 10 a.m., according to the log.

An Endicott Avenue caller reported that she had received calls the day before at 5:25 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 6:28 p.m. and then again in the morning from a company calling itself “Impact Cash Loan.” The woman said the calls were in regards to an “Internet loan” she knew nothing about.

Police received a 2:37 p.m. report that a person was “changing on the tracks” on Village Street.

A 5:57 p.m. report of a suspicious, pudgy man with two nylon bags brought police to the area of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, where they determined the man was lost and gave him directions to the bus stop.

Police received a 7:13 p.m. 911 call from a “panicked” woman on Washington Street who said she had tried to dial 411. Police wrote later: “She is fine, just embarrassed about dialing 911.”

A Rockaway Avenue woman reported that a group of kids had been banging on her door for the past hour and at one point “left a piece of a mannequin at her back door.” Police were unable to find them.



Police received a 2:48 p.m. report that a jewelry box worth $4,000 had been stolen from a Murray Street address.

A Glen Drive man reported at 4:07 p.m. that both of his license plates had been stolen, but police later determined that the man’s sons had been “playing a joke on him.” Police wrote: “Both plates located in a lockbox in his other vehicle.”

Police received an 8:09 p.m. report of “parties gathered around Hibachi” at the Charles Motel, 4 Mill St. Police wrote later: “Parties are outside grilling hamburgers, no disturbance.”

A smoke condition inside the Temple Ner Tamid at 368 Lowell St. was the result of a faulty boiler, according to a 10:30 p.m. log item.


Police responded to a 1:45 a.m. report of a fight in the street at 75 Aborn St. and arrested Crisniel Soto, 20, of 155 Washington St., Apt. 3, Peabody, on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Security at Bosun’s Marine at 205 Newbury St. reported at 1:50 a.m. that they had interrupted a man who was breaking into a $300,000 boat and that the man ran off into the woods toward Interstate 95. Subsequently arrested was Joseph Lanzilli, 33, of 16 Clifton Ave., Saugus, on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a felony, trespassing, and wanton destruction of property under $250.

A Proctor Street resident reported the theft of five guns at 1:21 p.m.

Police extinguished a two-alarm brush fire near Downing and Price roads, in back of the Salem Country Club. The first report of the fire came in at 2:12 p.m., and it took firefighters about two hours to extinguish the 4-acre blaze, one said. No injuries were reported.



Police received a 5:25 p.m. report of an “assault with shovel” at 2 Home St. and subsequently arrested Gary Overton, 34, of the same address, on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Officer Mike Boccuzzi said in an email that Overton was involved in an argument with another man when he lunged at him with a shovel. No injuries were reported.

An 11:22 p.m. report of screaming brought police to 141 Hale St., but they didn’t report finding anything suspicious.


An officer recovered nine hypodermic needles from a plot at Central Cemetery near the Butman Street entrance, according to a 12:35 p.m. log item “There was also trash, including liquor cans and cotton swabs,” an officer wrote.

A UPS package was stolen from a porch on Broughton Drive, according to a 3:54 p.m. log item.

A purse was stolen from a vehicle at 220 Cabot St., according to a 4:09 p.m. report.



Police contacted the animal control officer after a 1:17 p.m. report that a sick raccoon was under a porch at 26 Connelly Ave.

A “young male party with a purple hat” was writing on signs on Puritan Road, according to a 1:19 p.m. report. Police didn’t report finding him.



Police received information that a man wanted on a warrant with charges of armed robbery and home invasion was in the area of the Salem Willows, according to a 6:26 p.m. report. Subsequently arrested was Christian Clemons, 19, of 177 North St., Salem, on a warrant out of Beverly with charges of armed and masked robbery, home invasion, and defacing property. An officer declined to comment further about Clemons, except to say that the home invasion case is under investigation and more arrests may follow.


A 12:20 a.m. report of an unwanted party at 33 Walter St. resulted in the arrest of Tayla Greenlaw, 17, of 112 Lowell St., Peabody, on charges of trespassing and resisting arrest.

Police received a 1:57 a.m. report that a vehicle was being used without permission on Boston Street and arrested Christopher Day, 25, of 20 Proctor St., Peabody, on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful storage of a firearm, having a firearm in motor vehicle and receiving or buying a stolen motor vehicle.

Officers on patrol at Margin and Mill streets at 4:21 a.m. were flagged down by a motorist who said that the two girls driving in front of him had taken $200 and an iPhone from him. Police pulled their vehicle over and determined that the man had found the two girls online and hired them “for a massage only” at his home in Stoneham. Afterward, they took the money he left for them on a counter but also took his phone, according to the man. One of the women “said she didn’t know she had his phone but did say when she saw police she threw it out the window.” Police found the phone and returned it to the man. He declined to press charges.

At 2:57 p.m., an officer at 100 Highland Ave. arrested Jarod Dennis, 32, of 32 Fayes Ave., Lynn, on a charge of assault and battery by dangerous weapon and assault and battery.



A motorist on High Street reported seeing an item fall from a helicopter at 6:40 p.m., but a search of the area didn’t yield anything suspicious.


Police received a 1:20 a.m. report of a domestic dispute at 8 Putnam St. and arrested Scott Booth, 41, of the same address, on a charge of domestic assault and battery.